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How To Wash Moldy Clothes After Flooding In Peoria

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How To Wash Moldy Clothes After Flooding In Peoria Mold can ruin your clothes.

After the floodwaters recede and the cleanup process starts you and your family are left with many questions.


One of the first and biggest issues to tackle is your clothes. Since you obviously need clothes to participate in everyday life you are going to want to get you and your family's clothes clean as soon as possible.

Here are a few tips to help make sure that your soiled moldy clothes get back to their pre-flood gloriousness.

First, check if your machines need to be cleaned. If they do follow this procedure:

  1. Even if your washing machine was not flooded, avoid using it until you know that the water is safe enough to drink and that your sewer line works.
  2. Before you wash clothes in the machine, run it through one full cycle.
  3. Be sure to use hot water and a disinfectant or sanitizer, such as chlorine bleach.
  4. Of course, if the machines are broken call a technician to come to help you first!

Now comes the washing of the clothes part ...

*It is best to wash clothes in hot water. Hot water kills mold more effectively than cold water and better removes mold spores and allergens too. Of course, make sure you don't use water so hot that it can damage your clothing.

  1. When you're washing your clothes with a mold killing solution it's best to wash them through at least two full cycles.
  2. Then after your clothes have been washed hang them on the line in the sun. The heat from the sun and the sun's ultraviolet light help to kill mold. The sun has a natural bleaching effect that can also help to fade mold stains. 
  3. Washing clothes in a solution of all-fabric bleach and water can kill mold. Bleach can also fade away stains left on clothes by mold. 

If you or someone you know has been affected by flood damage and need help with your home, call SERVPRO now!

*Source: Kenscleaner.weebly.com

What you need to know about mold in Peoria

10/5/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What you need to know about mold in Peoria Mold can grow quickly!

After the rivers have crested and once the flood waters have started to recede ... now the mold will start to grow!

The storm is over and gone, the rains and winds have subsided and the flooding rivers and waterways have stopped rising but just when you thought you finally had everything under control and you could start to go back to normal everyday life ... you find mold!

Mold can start to grow quickly in Peoria, as a matter of fact in as little as just 48 hours in dark wet areas in and around your homes and office structures.

Mold can grow at a rapid pace and could possibly get out of hand very quickly.

When you have had significant water damage like people often do after major flooding especially like the people in the Carolinas have had after the devastating effects of Hurricane Florence and the flood that took place in the rivers afterward the last thing you want to worry about is mold.

Let the trained professionals of SERVPRO help you in this time of need!

Why Do I Have Mold In My Peoria Home?

8/31/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why Do I Have Mold In My Peoria Home? SERVPRO can find the excess moisture and stop mold!

You do not know you have mold unless it is too late!

Your best bet for not finding mold in your Peoria home is to make sure you do not have excess water or moisture issues in your home.

If left untreated a water leak or excess moisture situation can turn into mold growth in as little as 48 hours. Especially here in the Illinois summers when conditions are almost always warm and humid, mold loves that environment!

If you suspect you have water leakage or excess moisture issues in your home call SERVPRO today. We have the tools, training, and manpower to restore your home back to its wonderful self again. 

If you see or smell mold then you should definitely call SERVPRO right away, we are experts in riding your home of that pesky problem!

We can do it all, call us today! (309) 637-7300

Algae or Mold In Peoria

8/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Algae or Mold In Peoria Is that algae or mold?

Another hot Illinois summer is here and in full swing! 

That means pools and swimming. Your pool might at times look like it has mold around the outside or rim. It is most likely algae and not mold.

Algae can grow when the chlorine levels drop in your pool and then the sun is strong. It can turn a perfectly clear pool and make it greener than a granny smith apple in what seems like overnight.

If the algae are inside your pool call a pool technician to service your water if the algae are outside your pool, give it a few sprays with a bleach /water combo and if it doesn't go away in a day or two you might have mold.

If it turns out to be mold call SERVPRO today!

To be 100% sure call the experts at SERVPRO of Peoria at (309) 637-7300
for any pool mold concerns today!

Air Ducts and Spring HVAC Cleaning in Peoria

5/18/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Air Ducts and Spring HVAC Cleaning in Peoria Get Inspected Today By SERVPRO!

Pollen, dust, mold, and dirt can wreak havoc on your HVAC!

Inspecting the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit (HVAC) is a service offered by SERVPRO.

Keeping your HVAC system and ductwork clean can extend the lifespan of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which may save you money.

SERVPRO uses a portable ventilation and air duct cleaning system to remove years of dust, pollen, and grime. 

SERVPRO will inspect your HVAC system and ductwork and make recommendations about the best way to combat any indoor air quality concerns. The inspection can save you a ton of money in the long run and provide peace of mind on the health of your HVAC system, ductwork and you. 

The SERVPRO system is the difference - we can help:

  •      Remediate bacteria, fungi, and mold
  •      Reduce potential for mold growth
  •      Restore peak energy efficiency
  •      Eliminate offensive odors

Call us today to schedule your Spring HVAC inspection: (309) 637-7300

Reducing Your Exposure to Mold In Peoria

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Reducing Your Exposure to Mold In Peoria Let SERVPRO Fix Your Mold Problem

Mold and mildew are common nuisances in our Peoria community.

However, you can greatly reduce the risk of infestation in your home or office. It’s worthwhile to consider because reducing exposure to mold in Peoria is important for both you and your home’s health and well-being. 


Mold spores in the home environment have been known to cause adverse health effects. In addition, mold colonies can cause unsightly damage to your home, like staining of furniture and carpeting. On top of that, mold can weaken the walls and foundation of your home, leading to structural deterioration.

While completely eradicating mold spores in your home environment is not possible, you can lessen the chance of mold infestation in your home.

Reduce your exposure to mold by following these helpful tips from the remediation experts at your local SERVPRO:


1. Repair leaks quickly and thoroughly. 
2. Use a dehumidifier when water is present. 
3. Use cleansers that kill mold and mildew. 

If you find that mold or mildew grows inside your home or office, it could be signs of a more serious problem.

Call SERVPRO today to schedule an inspection: (309) 637-7300

When Does The Mold Set In?

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation When Does The Mold Set In? SERVPRO has the right tools to fix your mold problems fast!

Once the winds have subsided and the water recedes, the mold starts to set in!

We here at SERVPRO know all too well what comes after a huge flood like the ones that hit us every year ... MOLD!

When the storm is over and everyone is left picking up the pieces of their homes and their lives a potential health risk is lying in the shadows waiting to be overlooked.

Most people don't realize how quickly mold can set in after a significant flood or water damage. (Here's a hint it is only a few days.)

SERVPRO knows how to detect and treat mold in your house or business. We have the tools and knowledge to fight this quickly growing problem and help make your residence look "Like it never even happened."™

Call us today if you suspect you have a mold problem (309) 637-7300.

Commercial Cleaning For Peoria Fast Food Facilities

3/8/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Commercial Cleaning For Peoria Fast Food Facilities Good Service Fast, That's SERVPRO!

Here at SERVPRO of Peoria, our first priority is getting your business, kitchen, and dining room back in operation as quickly as possible.

When disaster or mold strikes your fast food restaurant, you need the expertise of a specialized team who is experienced in food service cleanup.

At SERVPRO®, our expert teams are trained in health codes, regulations and the use of food safe products. They understand the importance of getting your dining room, kitchen or production operational as quickly as possible.

We’ll work to ensure all surfaces are restored and sanitized to health and food safety specifications and you are able to get back to business and your patrons can get back to the food.

Our experience in the food services industry has given us the ability to provide a variety of detailed services for the following facility types: Food Manufacturing Facilities, Food Distribution Centers, Fast Food Restaurants, Fine Dining Restaurants, Senior Living Facility Kitchens, Educational Cafeterias.

From restaurants and cafeterias to national distribution centers, SERVPRO® of Peoria works to make your food service facility disaster “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO Today to get started now: (309) 637-7300

Is This Black Mold In My Peoria Home

2/14/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Is This Black Mold In My Peoria Home Is This Black Mold In My Peoria Home

Do you know what the signs of Black Mold are in your Peoria home?

Usually, you can smell mold before you will ever see it. Mold can be extremely harmful to you.

If you experience sudden health-related problems, you might have a black mold problem.

We suggest you call a black mold specialist at SERVPRO to come inspect your home or office and let the franchise professional decide if there is indeed a mold problem or not. SERVPRO has professional grade equipment to handle black mold so your mind can rest easy.

After the inspection and mitigation of the mold make sure you have the SERVPRO specialist come back out and follow up on the fact that the mold has been removed.

If you need a qualified company to remove the mold call SERVPRO at (309) 637-7300

Peoria Mold Damage Tips

2/14/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Peoria Mold Damage Tips Do Not Touch The Mold.

What should you do until help arrives:

In as little as 48 hours, mold can become a problem in your home or business when there’s a water intrusion, like a roof leak or some other kind of leak. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem.

If you have a mold problem in your home or business, your primary focus should be safety:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours.
  • The mold may present a greater risk to children, and the elderly.
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact a SERVPRO Franchise Professional for mold remediation services.

What NOT to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

Have a Mold Problem? Call Today (309) 637-7300

Managing Mold

10/14/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Managing Mold Call us 309-346-5600 for your Mold Remediation Needs!!

Molds are found in every environment, and mold spores reproduce rapidly when moisture is present. An Institute of Medicine study found excessive dampness indoors encourages the growth of molds and other organisms, potentially causing a public health problem. The EPA advised that the potential health concerns from molds are an important reason to prevent moisture problems leading to mold growth. Possibly health effects include runny nose, sneezing, coughing, aggravation of asthma, sore throat, or inflammation of the sinuses.

Take Precautions - If there is an ongoing moisture problem in the building, be alert for:

The presence of visible mold.

Strong musty odors, which may indicate mold is present.

Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth.

Excessive humidity.

These conditions may require the expertise of a qualified Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional to inspect the building for mold growth and water damage problems.